Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Comedy Sportz

What does a newly professed School Sister of St. Francis/elementary school principal do in her "spare time" for FUN?
Naturally she has been studying the art of improvisational comedy...and performing every 8 weeks after successful completion of her course work at Milwaukee's very own Comedy Sportz! I'm sure you all guessed it correctly! Right?! What do you mean you can't believe it?!
For those of you still scratching his/her head...have you ever seen the show Who's Line is it Anyway? That's improvisational comedy! No...it's not the same as stand-up or sketch (SNL). It's fun, challenging, clean...and a great stress relief and creative outlet for this fun nun.
Comedy Sportz is something I've always wanted to do. Last year, one of my best friends, Lisa, was going to start taking the workshops. I said, "By golly gee wilakers...it's about time! I think I'll take it too!" So we did it...I told the Sisters I was engaging in a top secret endeavor and 8 weeks later I would reveal it. We had our classes and then I invited the Sisters, family, and friends to our first "final assessment" (performance)...it was awesome! I just love it! SSSFs were in good form...filling the entire front row!
Fast forward a few months...Lisa and I took 102 and then 103. Last week Monday was our performance from our last class (103) YES, I WILL UP LOAD PICTURES...hang on a titch! It was a great show...lots of laughs and of course we had a lot of fun. I have met some great people and I look forward to continuing with Sportz.

This is Mr. Dave Theune...he was one of our teachers. Woo hoo...go Dave! He is a really good teacher.

And now what you've all been waiting for...visuals! To the left is me and David Lane playing our warm-up game called Word Express.
Here we have (from L-R) Casey, me, and Jon playing one of my most favorite games: Good, Bad, Worse advice. We get advice-type questions from the audience and we have a distinctive character and answer depending on if we are assigned good, bad, or worse advice.
(See that cute hair with the maroon jacket...that's Jill...she's my mama! Yay Jill!)
The funky woman in the blue sweater...that's Lisa. I love her. Here's our friendship story in 25 words or less:
Circa January 2001...I get off plane in Manchester, England. Blonde walks over to me, "HI! I'm Lisa" "Hi! I'm Katy" (Hey she has my accent...hmmm..) Lisa says, "I'm from a small town in Wisconsin, but I go to school in Milwaukee." Katy replies, "No way...I go to school in Milwaukee...Alverno" "Stritch" Wow! Bada bing...friends forever. Awwwwww. Or something very close to that story.

We do a phenomenal impression of bagpipers by the way...if you ever meet us together, ask us...we do impromptu concerts for a nominal fee.
To the right is Lisa, Patrick, and me...I forget which game we are playing there, but we are sure smiling pretty!
That's right, gentlemen...three people can fit on that horse...ride off into the sunset! What you don't know is that the "horse" was in the teacher's lounge...hilarious scene!

That's all I have for now, folks. For those of you who thought, "What will she think of next?" I hope you have enjoyed this posting! It was a super great show. Some of my faculty even came...which was really nice. I think they had a great time.

On a more serious note:

Please pray for my teachers and students this week Thursday and next week Monday. We have 1st Quarter parent/student/teacher conferences. This is always a busy time of year and makes for lonnnnnnng days for my teachers.

Ciao for now...laaaaaaaaaaadies and gents. Peace out!